Late last week we reported that the new update to one of our favorite iPhone games, Jet Car Stunts, was in review and just waiting on Apple to give it the go ahead. Yesterday afternoon the update finally went live on the App Store, and as great as this news is for fans of the game, it also comes with some minor (temporary) disappointment.

First let's start with the good news, and that of course is the addition of 26 brand new levels that can be purchased within the app for $1.99. I've given the new levels a quick spin and they seem to be of the same high quality design as the original levels, and possibly even more so. There's no shortage of crazy jumps, loops, and even driving on ceilings in these new levels. Another nice feature is that the 8 levels that were previously exclusive to the lite version of Jet Car Stunts can now be downloaded for free in the full version. This may not be especially exciting to those who have played the lite version to death, but it's nice not having to have both icons taking up space on the springboard. Other improvements include iOS 4 support for anti-aliasing and fast app switching support for iPhone 3GS and 3rd generation iPod touches.

As for the not-so-good news, the graphical enhancement that would have brought retina display support for iPhone 4 seems to have hit a bit of a snag in its journey to the App Store. While the other iOS 4 features are working flawlessly, something seems to have gone awry with the part of the update that was to add the retina display support. All is not lost though, as the developer immediately sprang to action, found and fixed the problem, and has already submitted a new update to Apple – all within a matter of hours. If all goes well with the approval process, this extra eye candy should be available within the next week or so.


One other very cool bonus with this latest update is the addition of a cheat menu. This menu gives you the option of a couple different vehicle colors, as well as the ability to unlock every level without having to beat all the previous ones. This is great news if you want to dive right into the different tiers of levels, and while I won't completely divulge how to access the cheat menu, I will say it's pretty easy to find if you “poke” around the right screen within the game. With the 36 levels of the original, 26 brand new levels available as DLC, and the 8 levels from the lite version, all together Jet Car Stunts has 70 available levels to test your platforming and racing prowess.

  • ImNoSuperMan

    Its unbelievable how quickly trueaxis acted upon the issue, found a few beta testers, fixed the bug and submitted the patch within hours of discovering the retina display problem. Great Job guys :)

    I dont have the iPhone 4 yet anyways, so for me the update worked as well as it was supposed to do. New Anti Aliasing looks awesome and those DLC levels are insane. One of the best iPhone game ever got even better today. Now the wait starts for jet Car Stunts 2 :D

  • ImNoSuperMan

    Its unbelievable how quickly trueaxis acted upon the issue, found a few beta testers, fixed the bug and submitted the patch within hours of discovering the retina display problem. Great Job guys :)

    I dont have the iPhone 4 yet anyways, so for me the update worked as well as it was supposed to do. New Anti Aliasing looks awesome and those DLC levels are insane. One of the best iPhone game ever got even better today. Now the wait starts for jet Car Stunts 2 :D

  • Gert

    Just wanted to say that Jet Car Stunts is one of my favorite apps!

    Great controls, great difficulty, great variety, great graphics, great design, great even on iPhone 3G!

  • Gert

    Just wanted to say that Jet Car Stunts is one of my favorite apps!

    Great controls, great difficulty, great variety, great graphics, great design, great even on iPhone 3G!

  • Der-Kleine

    lol, the video shows so many stunts that totally look stolen From TrackMania games!

  • Der-Kleine

    lol, the video shows so many stunts that totally look stolen From TrackMania games!

  • dyscode

    As funny as it may sound - for me this is is ONLY Wipeout equivalent on the iTouch to date. All the other 'air racers' (and I tried ALL of them) don´t have anything close to speed effect and track crazyness of the original they aspire to copy.
    SCR is the first one to get this feeling right and it´s not even an 'air racer'.

    (Now we just need competitors and weapons ;) )

  • dyscode

    As funny as it may sound - for me this is is ONLY Wipeout equivalent on the iTouch to date. All the other 'air racers' (and I tried ALL of them) don´t have anything close to speed effect and track crazyness of the original they aspire to copy.
    SCR is the first one to get this feeling right and it´s not even an 'air racer'.

    (Now we just need competitors and weapons ;) )

  • swarmster

    I've really loved this game from release, and besides the graphics, controls, and general gameplay, watching that video I think I've finally figured out why:

    This is in fact the first real sequel to Skyroads!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkyRoads_(video_game)

    Which happens to be one of the best games ever.

    Jet Car Stunts : Skyroads :: Super Mario Galaxy : Mario 64

    Anyway, looking forward to downloading the new tracks, although I hope the focus isn't entirely on really long jumps and (admittedly cool) loop-the-loops, as that video seemed indicate. The levels with quick jumps and tricky turns are usually more entertaining.

    • TrueAxis

      It's a mixture of both with a few new twists :)

    • Tkun

      Wow, I'm getting major nostalgia. I forgot about Skyroads, I loved to played that game when I was younger. :D

  • swarmster

    I've really loved this game from release, and besides the graphics, controls, and general gameplay, watching that video I think I've finally figured out why:

    This is in fact the first real sequel to Skyroads!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkyRoads_(video_game)

    Which happens to be one of the best games ever.

    Jet Car Stunts : Skyroads :: Super Mario Galaxy : Mario 64

    Anyway, looking forward to downloading the new tracks, although I hope the focus isn't entirely on really long jumps and (admittedly cool) loop-the-loops, as that video seemed indicate. The levels with quick jumps and tricky turns are usually more entertaining.

    • TrueAxis

      It's a mixture of both with a few new twists :)

    • Tkun

      Wow, I'm getting major nostalgia. I forgot about Skyroads, I loved to played that game when I was younger. :D

  • Welton Seabra

    Obrigado, Irei conferir :)

  • Welton Seabra

    Obrigado, Irei conferir :)

  • Xeliorones

    I still haven't finish the last level of the lite version delaying my buy, I was wondering if those ihpone levels could bet get for the ipad version. I noticed there was two tabs in ipad version, ipad levels and iphone levels.

    • swarmster

      This got me all kinds of excited, but...there doesn't seem to be an iPad version?

      Forgive me if I missed something obvious.

  • Xeliorones

    I still haven't finish the last level of the lite version delaying my buy, I was wondering if those ihpone levels could bet get for the ipad version. I noticed there was two tabs in ipad version, ipad levels and iphone levels.

    • swarmster

      This got me all kinds of excited, but...there doesn't seem to be an iPad version?

      Forgive me if I missed something obvious.

  • NileJr

    Where is this Cheat Menu?

    • Josh

      It has something to do with the title screen and some magical presses. I still have not figured out the exact method but I am able to open it when I want.

  • NileJr

    Where is this Cheat Menu?

    • Josh

      It has something to do with the title screen and some magical presses. I still have not figured out the exact method but I am able to open it when I want.